About Bamboo Bioproducts
The first bamboo pulp mill in the Western Hemisphere and the first bamboo Global market pulp mill introducing Bleached Bamboo Sustainable Kraft (BBSK) pulp to the Global consumer tissue and personal hygiene industry.
Bamboo Bioproducts will be developing pulp grades in close co-operation with our customers to ensure they meet their requirements for fibre characteristics and specific properties.
The concept is to farm bamboo on a large scale across Jamaica, harvest on a managed and progressive basis and then convert the raw material in a pulp mill using the best available state of the art technology.
The bamboo pulp will be sold to multi-national corporations that produce consumer tissue and personal hygiene products.
Bamboo is an extraordinary renewable resource with unique values and properties. It grows locally in developing communities in the tropics and subtropics and is a highly versatile material. Bamboo can produce a vast range of sustainable goods, employment opportunities and ecosystem services.
Our world needs alternative non-wood fibres to survive. We believe our bamboo pulp and by-products will help support a circular economy and therefore, a sustainable future.
Why bamboo pulp?
Strong international demand for the replacement of traditional tree-based fibres has produced a growing need for the creation of a bamboo sector within wood-based product industries.
Bamboo is classified as a grass and for paper pulping purposes it's considered an annual plant. The physical and chemical characteristics of bamboo fibres allow for them to be used for a much wider variety of tissue and paper products than most other grass pulps.
Other than bamboo, non-wood fibres sources including straw, bagasse and kenaf are not suitable for tissue due to their fibre morphology. Only bamboo satisfies the requirements for tensile and softness. Bamboo pulping conditions are also superior to eucalyptus. Ultimately, bamboo's tissue technical properties are similar to paper grades made from softwood so it is an excellent alternative.